Bharata is a country where many invasion took place: Alexander, Chengiz Khan, Mohammed Bin Qasim, Timur, Nadir Shah, Ahmed Shah Abdali, and British etc.

And, many of them tried to destroyed our thriving heritage including precious scriptures. It is said that British maligned many scriptures with intention of ruining our spiritual culture (which they succeeded). Also, they took away many scripts, scrolls etc. with them and they are kept in the various museums across United Kingdoms.

From time to time, different forms of Shiva and Vishnu imparted knowledge in different forms and domains to different sages, rishis, brahmins, rashtriyas etc. for well-being of humanity. And, I suppose when storing of scripts in the form of written knowledge was practiced, we wrote it down all the acquired knowledge and pass it down as inheritance for new generations to come.

So, currently, if not original, do we have all texts or knowledge in good condition and without tempering with us or we have knowledge gap?

I am looking for authentic answer.

  • This looks like a very broad question.
    – user16581
    Dec 28, 2019 at 7:32
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    @Iwillcloseyourquestion I am not asking for list of all books, but whereabouts of scriptures in form of texts. Like, yes a particular ashram has all texts or something on similar lines.
    – Ubi.B
    Dec 28, 2019 at 8:12
  • Does this answer your question? Were Hindu scriptures tampered with by the British? Dec 28, 2019 at 16:37
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    As others have commented your question is too broad and this part is self-contradictory: "So, currently, if not original, do we have all texts or knowledge in good condition and without tampering, with us or do we have a knowledge gap?" On one hand you claim scriptures were tampered other hand you ask if we still have the originals. Dec 28, 2019 at 17:56
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    We do not have all scriptures particularly the Tantras. Several of them were destroyed by Muslim invaders. Tantras are the ones among all scriptures which are affected the most. Because they are meant to be kept secret and propagated secretly and on top of that those destructions. So, their preservation was not sufficiently done. I don't have enough reference to write an answer though.@UbiBhatt
    – Rickross
    Dec 30, 2019 at 6:18


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